June 2018 Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Orleans County Democratic Committee will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  Please contact a committee member for more information if you are a Democrat that is interested in attending. We welcome you to get involved!

The page on Committee Meetings has information about our meetings.

Orleans Democrats – We Want You

Now is a great opportunity for Democrats registered in Orleans County to get involved! We want you!

Local Fall Election: Please contact us if you are interested in running for:

  • Albion Town Justice
  • Gaines Councilperson
  • Kendall Town Justice
  • Murray Councilperson
  • Shelby Councilperson
  • Any of the state races.

To be a candidate on the Democratic line you will need to pass a petition this June.

Orleans Democratic Committee: Local Democrats volunteer their time to serve on the Orleans County Democratic Committee. We assist candidates, collect petition signatures, put up yard signs, and help at fundraising and election events. If you have a few hours a month to spare then you can make a big difference in helping to elect more Democratic candidates. We especially need more Democrats to help us on the West and East sides of the county. Every 2 years local Democrats pass petitions for joining our committee. This June we need you!

To get involved contact a current committee member or send us an email at info@orleansdemocrats.com

May 2018 Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Orleans County Democratic Committee will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  Please contact a committee member for more information if you are a Democrat that is interested in attending. We welcome you to get involved!

The page on Committee Meetings has information about our meetings.

Workshop – Women Leaders

A message from Diana Kastenbaum: One thing I am passionate about is getting qualified Democratic women in leadership positions and running for office. I am sponsoring this Workshop along with the Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming (GLOW) Democratic Chairs and the Ontario County Chair to identify women in our rural area who want to run for office or take a leadership position in their communities. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Dibble Family Center, 4120 W Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE WORKSHOP. Contact me at diana@dianakastenbaum.com if you are interested in attending.

Albion Election Thank You

Thank You to all those people who have supported us and helped with our campaign.

We could never express all our gratitude to those of you who have assisted in our campaign.  For those who allowed us to put our signs in your yards, distributed our Rack cards, went door-to-door on our behalf, came to help with our Phone Bank and there are of course the many of you who voted for us.  Thank you for your support, trust and enthusiasm.   We all share a love for the Village of Albion and a desire to see it as a great place to live.

Again, thank you for your support.

Joyce Riley, Sandra Walter, and Jason Dragon

Louise Slaughter

Orleans County is saddened to hear of the passing of Louise Slaughter. Louise was dedicated and fair  and represented us well when we were her constituents. It was our loss when we were no longer represented by her.  God Speed, Louise, you will be missed.


WASHINGTON, DC – The office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
(NY-25) today released details of the funeral arrangements honoring the congresswoman, who passed away early Friday morning surrounded by family at George Washington University Hospital.

The Slaughter family will receive members of the community during calling hours on Wednesday, March 21st from 2pm-7pm ET and Thursday, March 22nd from 4pm-8pm ET at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services (3325 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623). Press will not be allowed to enter the funeral home but can be positioned outside the facility as appropriate. For directions or to submit an email message of condolence, please visit http://millerfuneralandcremationservices.com/

The funeral service celebrating the life of the congresswoman will be held on Friday, March 23rd beginning at 11am ET at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (the corner of Main and Gibbs Streets, Rochester, NY, 14604). The service will be open to the public as seating allows. For information on parking, click here. For media attendance, please contact Jeff.Gohringer@mail.house.gov.

In lieu of flowers, the Slaughter family requests the public consider a memorial contribution to The Louise & Bob Slaughter Foundation. The new foundation will support the causes and communities that were important to the late congresswoman and her husband. Donations can be mailed to The Louise & Bob Slaughter Foundation at 14 Manor Hill Drive, Fairport, NY 14450.

Slaughter was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Robert “Bob”
Slaughter, Jr. She is survived by her three daughters, Megan (Richard) Secatore, Amy Slaughter, and Emily Robin (Michael) Minerva, seven grandchildren, Lauren and Daniel (Erin) Secatore, Emma and Jackson Clark, and Mason, Linus, and Ione Minerva, and one great-grandchild, Henry Secatore.

NY-27 Petition Signatures Needed

All hands on deck! We have petition sheets for congressional candidates Nate McMurray and Nick Stankevich that need signatures from registered Democrats.  We need to get signatures here in Orleans County. Over one thousand are needed for each candidate throughout the entire district. We have until April 9th to collect them, as they must be in Albany no later than April 12th. The Congressional Primary will take place on Tuesday, June 26, noon – 9:00 PM.

If you would like to sign a petition then send us an email to info@orleansdemocrats.com and someone will bring a petition for you to sign. You can only sign one of the petitions, not both.

If you like, you can also help gather petition signatures. A person should only pass a petition for one candidate. Send an email to info@orleansdemocrats.com and we’ll get you a petition for the requested candidate. Note that you cannot sign a petition sheet that you pass, as the petition requires you to sign as a witness for the signatures that you collect. But, you can still sign a petition that someone else passes – and we can arrange for someone to bring you their petition.

Town Nominations Have Changed

The Orleans County Democratic Committee has updated its rules to change the process for party nominations to town offices. As of this year we will stop using town caucuses and switch to the primary election process. Candidates who desire the Democratic Party line for a town office will need to pass a petition. The Orleans County Democratic Committee stands ready to assist those who have an interest in running for office.

Village office nominations are now the only nominations that will follow the caucus process.

Spring 2018 Dinner

Join us on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the QWL Building in Albion for our annual Spring Dinner. Help support the activities of your local Democratic Party and have a great meal at the same time.

This year’s dinner will feature Beef on Weck, potatoes, baked beans, salad, and a choice of brownie or lemon bar with a scoop of ice cream.  We will also raffle a number of donated baskets.

Tickets are $15 for an adult or $7 for a child 10 and under. Eat in or take out. To buy tickets contact any committee member or send an email to info@orleansdemocrats.com.

April 2018 Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Orleans County Democratic Committee will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM. There will be no meeting in March due to the spring NY-27 forum being held the day before our standard meeting day. Please contact a committee member for more information if you are a Democrat that is interested in attending. We welcome you to get involved!

The page on Committee Meetings has information about our meetings.